Kofi Kingston Needed Approval From Vince McMahon To Use Middle Finger

10 months ago by Brian Joyce

Kofi Kingston Needed Approval From Vince McMahon To Use Middle Finger

Kofi Kingston needed to get Vince McMahon’s approval to give Samoa Joe the middle finger in 2019.

During a discussion on the New Day: Feel The Power podcast, Big E brought up the incident in question. Here is the quote, courtesy of Fightful:

“[Kofi], throwing up the bird, when you had the WWE Title with Samoa Joe. For some reason, you flipping him the bird, I feel like you’re the most unlikely person to flip anyone the bird in WWE history.”

This led to Kingston telling the story of needing to get using the middle finger approved by Vince McMahon.

“The whole situation was so funny because we were talking about how we wanted to present this idea and we needed a punchline. I was like, ‘it’s got to be the middle finger.’ Maybe not the middle finger, but something along those lines. The more we talked about it, it was like, ‘Nah, it’s gotta be the middle finger.’ We went in and asked He Who Shall Not Be Named [Vince McMahon] and he cleared it. ‘Yeah, that’ll be fine, we’ll just shoot around it.’ What? Okay. Good luck. Sure enough, the cameraman went over the shoulder and you could see me legit cheesin’ that I get to throw the middle finger up on TV. The little things.”

Kofi Kingston defended the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe at Extreme Rules 2019.

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